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Heathdale Residence: Cor-Ten on One Side and Glass on the Other

The delicate balance between a contemporary home that offers ample privacy to those within its confines and still manages to allow them an unabated view of the scenic landscape is a hard one to accomplish. A smart solution is often found in the form of a street façade that keeps away prying eyes while incorporating a rear section that opens up to the scenery that surrounds the house. Accomplishing precisely this is the creative 66 Heathdale Residence in Toronto, Canada. Designed by TACT Design INC. with a distinct Cor-Ten steel face, the three-story family dwelling definitely stands out from the other mundane homes in the neighborhood.

Cor-Ten Steel facade of Heathdale Residence in Toronto

The weathered and metallic appeal of the Cor-Ten Steel façade does give the lovely residence a uniqueness that draws your attention instantly, even as the rest of the house embraces a far more familiar contemporary style. On the inside it is neutral hues that hold sway, with shades of gray, white and warm wooden accents fashioning open living spaces and cozy private quarters that feel both elegant and inviting. A sculptural staircase connects the three floors, with the kitchen, dining area and living space being housed on the ground level and a gorgeous study and wraparound terrace on the third floor.

Weathered Cor-Ten steel facade adds color and unique character to the contemporary home

Contemporary living space with comfy decor and wooden shelves

Dining room and kitchen with a cool marble backsplash

Contemporary kitchen in white with wooden lower cabinets, island and a marble backsplash

Family area overlooks the landscape as it sits in the canopy

View of the tree canopy outside the family area

It is the kitchen and dining area on the lower level that are connected visually with the rear yard, thanks to the large, floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, even as the second level features a smart and beautiful family zone that overlooks the lush green canopy outside. Sensible in its design and visually dramatic, this striking house nestled on the ravine of Cedarvale Park is an absolute showstopper! [Photography: David Giral]

Nifty and neat way to tuck away all the toys after playtime!

Standalone bathtub and vanity with wooden base and marble top inside the contemporary bathroom

Sculptural wooden staircase inside the modern Toronto house

Home cinema with a giant print that stands out

Fabulous Cor-Ten face of the house comes alive after sunset

Rear facade of the home opens up to the garden and the view beyond

Beautiful and exclusive three-story family home inToronto

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